More about the visit to Quinta da Pacheca and the selected Menu here.
About the City of Guimarães and its History here.
11h00 - Departure from the Hotel to Coimbra with an Official Tourism Guide. Visit one of the most beautiful university cities of Europe and a city with a charming historical area with a lot of architecture to enjoy.
In the afternoon visit to the Historical Centre, Library (with more than 300.000 books), Cathedral, Monastery of Sta. Clara, Business Centre, University (Sec.XIII).
- Lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant
18h00 - Arrive to Oporto.
About the Town and the University of Coimbra.
The City of Coimbra has its own very special mystique, the result of a past full of important events and of the memories of the many thousands of Portuguese who, dispersed around the country or abroad, remember the carefree, easygoing, hopeful years spent here in their youth as students at the University.
The University of Coimbra is one of the oldest in Europe. Founded in Lisbon by King Dinis in 1290, it was finally transferred to Coimbra in 1537, occupying the buildings of the medieval royal Palace. During the reigns of João V and José I the university was extensively restructured, not only in its teaching but also by the construction of new buildings in Baroque or neo-classical style.
The Old Cathedral (Sé Velha), in the second phase of Coimbra Romanesque style, dates from the 2nd half of the 12th century and was consecrated in 1184. Designed by the French master Robert, its exterior is sturdy and symmetrical, with narrow window-slits and crenellated roof.
TUESDAY, June 19
OPTION 4 - Full day tour to FÁTIMA
Minimum: 15 participants
11:00 - Departure from the Hotel to Fátima with an Official Tourism Guide.
- Lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant.
- Visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima, placed at Cova da Iria, the Apparitions Chapel, the Basilica, the Big Holm-oak, the Monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Lausperene Chapel - the Monument that houses a piece of the Berlin Wall.
- In the afternoon, visit the Parish Church where the seers were baptized, as well as the cemetery where Francisco and Jacinta have been buried for some years; visit to the House of the little shepherds and the Ethnographical Museum.
More about Fátima here
Fátima, the major parish of the Ourém municipality, district of Santarém, is one of the most important pilgrimage centers for the Catholic world.
Fátima, white and serene, raises imposingly its Sanctuary that charms at first sight. Mystical land of incessant search for faith, safe harbour of all those looking for light, harmony and peace.
The history of Fátima is permanently connected to the existence of three children: Lúcia and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto. The sweetness and innocence of the little and humble shepherds took them to see the holiest of the images: the one of Our Lady.
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima, placed at Cova da Iria, besides the Apparitions Chapel. Still in the Sanctuary open area one should visit the Big Holm-oak, the Monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which stands in the middle of the square, the Lausperene Chapel, the Monument that houses a piece of the Berlin Wall and also, beyond the D. José Alves Correia da Silva Avenue, the Pastoral Centre Paul VI.
WEDNESDAY, June 20
OPTION 5 – Oporto with Lunch aboard
Minimum: 15 participants
A meal aboard a boat on the River Douro is always a moment unique and different!
11h30 - Departure from the Hotel to Cais V N Gaia.
12h00 - boarding in Cais de Gaia.
12h30 - Service of aperitifs and lunch on board (includes – Main Dish, 1 Dessert, Soup, Entries, Wine Mature white or red, Orange Juice, Water and Coffee). You can observe the Ribeira, the Ponte d. Luís, da Serra do Pilar monastery, the Ponte do Infante, the Ponte d. Maria Pia, the bridge of s. João and the Freixo bridge.
14h30 - Arrive at Vila Nova de Gaia, and transfer by bus to the Hotel.
More about this tour here.
Enjoy a delicious Lunch on board a vessel, while admiring the beautiful riverside landscape and we will especially admire the six bridges that make the link between the port and v. n. de Gaia. We left the pier of Stowage and we began to observe the Ribeira, the Ponte d. Luís, da Serra do Pilar monastery, the Ponte do Infante, the Ponte d. Maria Pia, the bridge of s. João and the Freixo bridge. during 2:30.
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